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City told to pay €100m for Cavani


NAPLES — Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has warned any clubs interested in star striker Edinson Cavani that they will be required to fork out a €100 million transfer fee in order to secure his services.

Cavani (25) is one of Europe’s most sought after strikers after another stunning season for the Partenopei, in which he netted 33 goals in 47 games for the second successive campaign.

Manchester City have long been linked with the forward, while Chelsea have also been credited with an interest as they seek a replacement for Didier Drogba.

Despite Cavani’s position as a fan favourite, De Laurentiis had claimed earlier this week that he would readily drop him should he demand a pay rise — leading to speculation that the player could be offloaded at the right price.

However, the Napoli chief has now made it clear that he has no desire to get rid of Cavani, unless an extortionate figure is offered.

“Cavani is not for sale, but we could let him go for €100m,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “This is not his actual value, but his value to me and he won’t leave for less.”

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